My husband does the grocery shopping. He does most of the cooking. He does not "babysit" our children- he parents them. He cuts his own food.
Does this make him a freak?
I usually go along thinking, "Wow, I have a great partner."
"My husband doesn't know where the grocery is!"
"Your husband changes diapers??"
"I'm going on a trip and have spent the week freezing food and writing instructions."
These are the times that I am especially thankful for my freaky fella.
But, there is that voice in my head that wants to know why men get such praise for doing what most women do everyday. No one is saying, "aaah, look at that mom. It's so neat to see a mom take her child to the park."
Meet me In The Powder Room today and chime in. I'm talking parenting double standards. Bring it.
Two parents stroll through the streets with a baby. One parent gets a Nobel Peace Prize and one gets...well, nothing.